HI y'all. I don't know about this type of pulmonary disease. My disease was BOOP PNEUMONIA. For one thing, Boop is not contagious and the problem is INFLAMMATION! Your lungs on X-ray are white. It's deadly in many ways but mine was caught early or late. Either way I survived. I used Prednisone and it nearly killed me. The drug is our enemy! I'd rather die that take that stuff. I looked on-line and found a book on BOOP and ordered it. Written by a wonderful caring pulmonologist MD. You can use an antibiotic, it'll take longer but it's better and easier on the body than Prednisone. That stuff literally drove me mad. Doctors don't give their kids Prednisone, but give it to us like candy.Grrrr! I used my hospital in Savannah and we have horrible health care in this town. I have silent Celiac Disease and Microscopic Colitis. MC is an autoimmune condition and is INFLAMMATION. I see a trend here. INFLAMMATION is a big problem in our body. It was hell in my life and Prednisone was an awful experience I will never revisit.